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Saturday, June 19, 2004

dress your family in formica and rickrack

I sewed today. I felt like actually completing a project, so I just did a quick very silly baby dress. Ta-da.
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Thursday, June 17, 2004

rwowr, I am babyzilla! I am unstoppable!

Fabulous godchild GrandMaster BabyK started crawling yesterday. Cutest thing ever. Even cuter than when she tried to eat a metal chair with her six mighty teeth last week.

Since her baptism is coming up in August, I need to get going on her dress. I have many ideas. We're definitely looking at something short, since she's so mobile. I can't see putting her into the traditional long gown. I can hear it, though, and it sounds like riiiiip as she tries to take off across the room. So, one pretty white dress, coming up. Ryan has some antique slips and petticoats which we're going to plunder for lace. The fabric of them is a loss, but the lace is lovely. I'll set up a sewing journal once there's something to look at. Speaking of which, your eyes have all beheld the glory of my Mr. Roboto water heater, right?
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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

bliss

Dennis and I have been married for a whole month! I like it.
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Monday, June 14, 2004

not in so many words

I am working on my application essay for School for Deacons. So far, I'm not all that impressed with my writing. I'm still in the Pompous Draft stage, aka I'm A Big Jackass Know-It-All. I find it's something I have to pass through when I'm writing something like this.

The guidelines are:

1. Briefly describe the nature of your vocations as you now perceive it.
2. What expectations do you have for your ministry?
3. Briefly describe any current ministries you are undertaking and/or significant parish or diocesan activities.

Well, I bitch on the internet a lot. Or were you looking for something more constructive?

Anyway, I'm hoping to be admitted for this fall, assuming that I can get this application together. I also need a letter of support from TheRev, and another one, the employer letter, saying that I can use crude stone tools and make fire and should be able to handle college-level work. There was a bit of drama around these, since Certain People sort of forgot to respond to my request, leaving my brain to go in all sorts of directions, which can best be summed as, Nobody likes me, Everybody hates me, I'm gonna eat some worms. It's possible that I'm a bit oversensitive about this. (TheRev suggested that a better reaction would have been, "What a bunch of flakes. No wonder Jesus had to die to save their sorry asses.")

I'm sidestepping the formal vocations process for the moment. The next discernment conference is in February 2005, and I don't have enough time to prepare. So, I'm going to start school anyway and aim for the 2006 conference. I have three years of school ahead of me, so there's plenty of time.

Pray for me here, ok?
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